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Father And Son Stabbed At Little League Baseball Game

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Police have arrested two suspects linked to the stabbings of a man and his son at a Little League baseball game in Ventura on Sunday afternoon. One of the suspects was also found with stab wounds after the incident.

The 38-year-old father, along with his 19-year-old son, was watching his 15-year-old son's Little League baseball game on Sunday at the time, according to NBC Los Angeles. Around 4 p.m., the 19-year-old got in a fight with a group of men at Harry A. Lyon Park, which is located in the 2000 block of Cameron Street, near the DeAnza Academy of Technology and Arts school, KTLA reports. The fight took place near the diamond, but not on the field.

After receiving several 9-1-1 calls about the fight, authorities arrived at the scene. Investigators said that there were at least 10 people involved in the melee. "It was only, like, four pitches and they started fighting," a witness told KTLA.

It's unclear what prompted the fight. The father stepped in to help, but both the father and his 19-year-old son were stabbed in their upper torsos. The son suffered life-threatening injuries, and the father was seriously wounded. Family members told KTLA that the son had a collapsed lung and underwent surgery.

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Authorities found one of the suspects, Jesus Galvan, 21, blocks away from the incident on a bicycle, with stab wounds to his upper body, the Ventura County Star reports.

All three injured men were taken to the Ventura County Medical Center, and they are expected to survive.

Ventura police told the Ventura County Star that they believe Galvan was the attacker, and that another suspect in his group stabbed Galvan in the gang-related fight. They arrested Isaac Lopez, 19, and booked him under the charge of suspicion of attempted murder with a gang enhancement. Although Galvan has serious injuries, he's also expected to be booked on the same charges.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information can call Detective Corporal Casey Sutherland at 339-4467.

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